KAPA‘A — Friends of Annie will host a fundraising breakfast of eggs, Portuguese sausage and rice today to raise money toward the treatment of Annie Eulalio, currently in stage four of peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis.
The breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Waipouli Complex in Kapa’a, opposite Chevron gas station, from 7 to 11 a.m. A donation of $10 per plate is requested.
Annie is a wife and a mother of three boys, ages ranging from 11 to 22, and daughter to retired golf professional Larry Lee Sr.
After being diagnosed with the rare and fatal form of cancer, Annie underwent her first “debulking” surgery on Jan. 14. Doctors removed a basketball-sized (4.5-pound) mass that began in her appendix and engulfed her ovaries.
After the surgery, her doctor and oncologist recommended she find specialists who could treat her PMCA chemotherapy.
This type of cancer is so unusual that there are only a limited number of oncologists and surgeons worldwide that are experienced in the treatment of PMCA and administering HIPEC.
There are no facilities in Hawai‘i that are equipped to treat Annie.
Friends of Annie is asking the public to show support by pre-purchasing tickets for breakfast fundraiser or donate to help Annie pay for treatment and recovery.
Tickets can be purchased at My Garden of Treasures at Waipouli Complex, Ono Char Burgers in Anahola and Coconut Coasters Bike Rentals in Kapa’a.
The breakfast fundraiser is the first of several events to take place and all proceeds directly cover Annie’s medical costs and travel expenses.
Go to www.friendsofannie.org or call the Friends of Annie Eulalio Trust at 823-0599 for more information.